12th World Congress on Railway Research
- Railway Research to Enhance the Customer Experience -

October 28 (Mon) to November 1 (Fri), 2019
Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Social Events & Exhibitions

Various social events are scheduled to be held during the congress to promote communication and networking among WCRR 2019 participants.

The venues, dates and times of the congress social events are listed below. Further details will be posted on this website as they are made available.

Welcome Reception

Date and Time:
Monday, October 28, 18:00-20:00
Tokyo International Forum, Hall E


Monday, October 28 - Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tokyo International Forum, Hall E

Lunch/Coffee Break

Tuesday, October 29 - Thursday October 31, 2019
  • *Lunch, 1 per day
  • *Coffee Break, 2 per day (1 morning Coffee Break only on Thursday, October 31)
Tokyo International Forum, Hall E

Tokyo Bay Reception

Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 19:00-21:00
Boarding point:
Hinode Pier (Hinode Sambashi), 2-7-104 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • *Approximately 20 minutes by chartered bus from the congress venue
Cruise course:
Tokyo Bay (Hinode Pier ⇔ Odaiba ⇔ Haneda Airport)

Gala Dinner

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 19:00-22:00
Tokyo Kaikan, Marunouchi Main Building
3-2-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • *Tokyo Kaikan was re-opened in January 2019 after refurbishment

If you have any questions please contact the congress organizers as shown below.

Accompanying Persons

Cultural Visit for Accompanying Persons of WCRR 2019

For Accompanying Persons, WCRR 2019 will be providing three special Cultural Visit courses. Participants will have a chance to experience traditional Japanese culture and/or enjoy a walking tour around Tokyo Station. Extra charge will be required when registering for these courses (https://reg-cloud.com/wcrr2019reg/Entry/RegTop.aspx). These Visits will be held on different days, so participants can register for all three Visits if they wish. Registration for Cultural Visits will be closed when they reach capacity. Please note that the schedule and contents of the Cultural Visits are subject to change.

No. Visit Name Detail Date & Time 1 day / Half day Lunch Capacity Registered by Fee
1 Japanese Culture Experience:
Tea Ceremony and Museum
October 29
Half day Not included approx. 10 Oct. 25 JPY 9,000
and entrance fees
to tea room)
2 Japanese Culture Experience:
Incense Blending Art
October 30
Half day Not included approx. 10 Oct. 25 JPY 10,000
and entrance fees)
3 Walking Tour:
Tokyo Station etc.
October 31
Half day Not included approx. 20 Oct. 25 JPY 2,500
and entrance fees)


Professional congress organizer (PCO) of WCRR 2019
The WCRR 2019 Headquarters of RTRI has appointed ISS, INC. to take care of logistics for this congress. Any correspondences concerning WCRR 2019 should be addressed to:


  • Mita MT Bldg. 8F, 3-13-12 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073, JAPAN
  • TEL: +81-3-6369-9984  FAX: +81-3-3453-1180
  • E-mail: wcrr2019@issjp.com